Up and Coming Independent Businesses

Have you visited all of these unique shops?

Part of the joy of exploring a new city is in discovering the independent shops that it has to offer…

Independent businesses have long had a home in Gloucester, whether its the dozens of honest tradesmen who complete jobs on a daily basis or the shop keepers stocking their stores with wonderfully unique items. Although many big businesses might choose to Birmingham investment or other neighbouring cities, the success of these independent businesses proves that Gloucester’s retail market is a profitable one that’s well worth investing in.

Next time you choose to visit us here make sure to drop in at one of these independent shops:

Taffeta & Lace

Opening in 1985, Taffeta & Lace offer a complete boutique bridal service with dresses ranging from £250 to £1500. They also stock a good range of accessories such as headdresses, veils and jackets that can be matched to the dresses they have in stock.

Opening Hours: Monday – 10.30am-5pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11am-4pm
Thursday 10:30am-5pm
Friday – 11am-4pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm
Sunday – Closed
Telephone:​ 01452 419181
Address: 3 Commercial Rd,
Gloucester
GL1 2DY
Website: http://www.taffetaandlace.co.uk

Black Letter Tattoo Company

Although you might not be able to commit to some of the bizarre and crazy designs that their clients have asked for, if you’re considering getting a tattoo in Gloucester then you should make Black Letter Tattoo Studio your first port of call. Lacey, Dean, Lewis, Shaun and Jack are the resident artists at this well established studio, between them they offer a wide range of styles and sizes, so no matter what you’re looking for they’ll be able to get you inked!

Opening Hours: Monday – 10.30am-5pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11am-4pm
Thursday 10:30am-5pm
Friday – 11am-4pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm
Sunday – Closed
Telephone:​ 01452 419181
Address: 3 Commercial Rd,
Gloucester
GL1 2DY
Website: http://www.taffetaandlace.co.uk

College Street Originals

Thinking of picking up a gift for someone whilst you’re in town? College Street Originals stocks a big range of truly unique gifts – from collectable ornaments of beloved characters to locally made pottery. It’s worth popping in just to look at what they have on offer, you never know what you might leave with!

Opening Hours: Monday – 9am-5pm
Tuesday – 9am-5pm
Wednesday – 9am-5pm
Thursday – 9am-5pm
Friday – 9am-5pm
Saturday – 9am-5pm
Sunday – Closed
Telephone:​ 01452 525792
Address: 2 Fullers Court,
40 Lower Quay St,
Gloucester
GL1 2LW
Website: https://www.collegestreetoriginals.co.uk

Upstairs Downstairs

With over 30 years of experience in the business, Vic and Shirley Foster are the seasoned pros in charge of Upstairs Downstairs – Gloucester’s premier antique shop. There’s everything you’d expect here from ‘shabby chic’ furniture to smaller items such as vases and ceramics. Come for a snoop around and then stop off for a tea and scone at Shirley’s Tearoom.

Opening Hours: Monday – 10am-4pm
Tuesday – 10am-4pm
Wednesday – 10am-4pm
Thursday – 10am-4pm
Friday – 10am-4pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm
Sunday – 10am-5pm
Telephone:​ 01452 421170
Address: 2 Severn Rd,
Gloucester
GL1 2LE
Website: https://gloucesterantiques.com